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Warner granted bail


Warner granted bail

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PORT OF SPAIN – Former FIFA vice president Austin “Jack” Warner was this afternoon granted TT $2.5 million bail on the conditions that he surrendered his passport and reported to police twice a week.

According to the Trinidad Express, Warner was not required to plead to 12 charges related to corruption, money laundering and racketeering when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court.

Attorney Fyard Hosein said Warner had surrendered to police when he learnt there was an arrest warrant for him. Prosecution did not object to bail, but requested certain conditions.

Warner now has to report to police every Monday and Thursday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and is scheduled to reappear in court on July 9.

He is one of nine current and former FIFA officials alleged to have taken bribes and kickbacks totalling more than $100 million.

Warner’s two sons have already pleaded guilty to similar charges in the United States.

The Express also reports the The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Miami offices of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

President Jeffrey Webb was also arrested in a separate operation in Zurich, Switzerland where he was attending the FIFA presidential elections which are slated for Friday. (SAT/Express)